Crimson Tide gives up three in the 16th inning to fall to No. 2 LSU, 11-8
Career Awards 2013 NCBWA Freshman All-America Second Team 2013 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American 2013 SEC All-Freshman Team 2013 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
LAST OUTING: In one inning of relief against Kentucky (5.20), allowed a pair of runs on two hits and a walk with a strikeout. SOPHOMORE (2014) Appeared in 17 games this season ... struck out the side in one inning of relief at Jacksonville State (5.13) ... blanked No. 5 Florida (5.3) over 2.2 relief innings, allowing one hit and two walks with two strikeouts ... allowed a hit and a walk in scoreless inning against Auburn (4.13) ... picked up his first win of the season after blanking Texas A&M (4.5) over 2.2 innings, scattering three hits and a walk in his appearance ... held No. 9 Mississippi (3.29) to one unearned run on two hits and two walks with a pair of strikeouts in 2.2 innings of relief ... pitched 2.2 scoreless innings at Arkansas (3.21) ... allowed a hit and a pair of walks with a strikeout ... tossed three scoreless innings in relief in the rubber-game win over No. 20 Kentucky (3.15) ... allowed three hits and a walk and had two strikeouts ... pitched two scoreless innings in his first relief appearance of the season ... allowed a hit and a walk and struck out three Delta Devils (3.9) ... posted the longest outing of his career in his second start against Stephen F. Austin (2.23) ... struck out four in five innings and allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits ... did not factor in the decision after three innings pitched against Saint Louis (2.16) ... allowed two runs on two hits and three walks with a strikeout in his first career start.
NOTEWORTHY: Ranked No. 36 in Baseball America's top 50 sophomores of 2014 ... was the Tide's most decorated freshman pitcher in 2013, earning Freshman All-American honors from Louisville Slugger and the NCBWA, as well as SEC All-Freshman team honors ... rewrote the saves column in the school record books, as he put up 12 en route to setting a freshman record, tying the third best mark in single season history, and checking in at ninth amongst career leaders ... finished out the year with a 3.38 ERA and a .220 batting average against over 42.2 innings pitched as part of a team-leading 26 appearances.
Freshman (2013) Earned Freshman All-American honors from Louisville Slugger ... was a National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association second team Freshman All-American ... garnered SEC All-Freshman Team and SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll selections ... set an Alabama freshman record with 12 saves, which tied for the third most saves in a single-season ... his 12 saves also rank ninth on the Alabama career saves list ... was ninth in the SEC in saves ... finished the year with a 2-3 record and a 3.38 ERA in a team-high 26 appearances, all out of the bullpen ... finished the year with 43 strikeouts in 42.2 innings pitched, while holding opponents to a .220 batting average ... appeared in 13 conference games, posting a 0-2 record with a 2.66 ERA and seven saves ... had 19 strikeouts in 20.1 innings pitched against SEC foes ... made three appearances in the postseason, recording a save in the SEC Tournament and the NCAA Tallahassee Regional, also took a loss in the NCAA Regional against No. 26 Troy ... earned his 10th save after allowing a base hit in the final inning of the extra-innings victory over No. 1 Vanderbilt ... after allowing two walks, he struck out the final three batters to earn the save in the opener against Missouri (5.10) ... picked up the save in the second game of the Texas A&M series (4.27), allowing one walk in one scoreless, hitless inning with one strikeout ... struck out five batters in four scoreless innings versus No. 2 LSU (4.20) when he allowed two hits and walked four ... was charged with the tough-luck loss in his longest relief performance of the year at No. 18 Mississippi (4.14), when he struck out three in 4.1 innings and allowed two runs on six hits and three walks ... pitched the final inning in the 5-0 victory over No. 9 Arkansas (4.6), allowing no runs or hits in the process ... threw the final inning of the Southeastern Louisiana (4.2) game, allowing one hit and striking out three ... struck out the final batter of the series opener at Auburn (3.28) to record his team-leading fifth save ... threw two scoreless innings in relief of Spencer Turnbull at Georgia (3.24) to record his fourth save of the season and secure the Tide's first shutout of the year, allowing two hits with four strikeouts as the Tide swept the Bulldogs ... also had the save in the series opener against Georgia (3.22), throwing 1.1 scoreless innings without allowing a hit ... earned his second save of the year against Jacksonville State (3.20), after pitching one scoreless inning and striking out one ... went for one inning of work in the Saturday game versus Tennessee (3.16), allowing one walk with a strikeout ... threw 2.1 scoreless innings of relief in the series opener at No. 5 Louisville, allowing one a hit, two walks, two hits by pitch, while striking out one ... earned his second career win after throwing 4.1 innings versus Tulane (3.3), allowing his only run on a solo home run and struck out a career-high six batters. ... threw the final three innings against Florida Atlantic on Feb. 23, to pick up his first career save, when he allowed one earned run in the ninth inning ... threw 1.2 innings in a relief appearance in the win over No. 21 Southern Mississippi, allowing two runs on two hits and a walk ... got the win in his Alabama debut when he threw 3.1 innings of one-hit baseball in the season opener against VMI (2.15).
High School Helped Russell County High School compile a 41-12 record in 2012 ... posted a 6-2 record with a 0.73 ERA in 57.2 innings as a senior ... held opponents to a .135 batting average in 2012 while striking out 85 batters and walking only 14 ... did not allow an earned run in his final seven appearances of that 2012 season ... was a 2012 preseason Southeast All-Region second team selection by Perfect Game USA ... named to the Louisville Slugger Preseason High School All-American first team prior to his senior season ... ranked as the No. 18 prospect in Alabama and No. 364 nationally by Perfect Game USA ... named to the 2012 Alabama Top-100 players list ... a 2011 class 5A honorable mention all-state selection, by the Alabama Sports Writers Association ... posted a 10-1 record and a 2.01 ERA in 2011 ... finished that junior season with 66.1 innings pitched, 115 strikeouts, seven complete games, three shutouts and a .180 opponent batting average ... selected as a Perfect Game USA Honorable Mention Preseason HS Underclassmen All-American in 2011 ... his high school head coach was Tony Ramus.
Personal Selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 27th round of the 2012 MLB Draft ... born Raymond Orlando Castillo on March 23, 1994 ... son of Raymond and Kelly Castillo ... has two sisters, Sara and Samantha ... participated in student government and Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... majoring in human performance exercise science.